I’m calling it: the ‘ugly shoe’ is having a moment. Mum mules are now a thing, dad trainers are now a regular fixture at Fashion Week, and even Crocs are getting a Balenciaga makeover (despited still being one of the most hated fashion items ever).
Now over to Copenhagen Fashion Week, where Teva-like sandals just came back in full force. They were seen on the models at Cecilie Bahnsen, where models were sent down the catwalk in floaty floral frocks and white broderie anglaise smock dresses, teamed with decidedly more masculine sandals by Suicoke (though to be faire there were some bejewelled ones too).
And the trend translated off the catwalk too, with über-chic Scandi editors and influencers wearing the dad sandal on the street too.
If you’re into it, then feel free to shop the original style below.
The key here is to play the hi-lo card, and dress your Teva up with one of those voluminous colourful print dresses that Ganni and STAUD do so well, or with mum jeans and a corset top. A tale of two extremes if you will, though you can also completely dress them down with a sweatshirt and denim cut-offs.
Because in case you missed the memo, normcore is back.